I'm trying to locate the title and author of a book I read, the plot is something like this:
- In the future / alternate reality.
- A young programmer works for a corporation and he hates it - longs for something else.
- He meets a girl who tells him she's secretly planning (with a secret club kind of thing) to leave her job for a trip to Australia (for some reason I can't remember).
- After chasing her around the city, the girl finally reveals how to join the secret club and go on the trip.
- He goes, but instead of a trip his plane crashes and he realizes that the trip is scam to weed out non-conformists and now he's stuck in the middle of Australian Outback, basically left to die.
The rest of the book is his journey across Australia and trying to survive... I won't give away the ending.
Can anyone help me remember the title & author of this book?